CHARTER SCHOOL ONLINE TEACHING:
If you are a Charter School seeking online American Sign Language courses for your students, we can help you from afar as we have helped many others! We teach your students one-on-one and we have flexible semesters, and a rolling enrollment, and we can start a course at any time. Students can finish a "Charter School level" in six weeks or 12 weeks. You decide. We teach. If you want more information, please get in touch with us via the e-mail link at the bottom of this page for more information, or click on the free "Call Me" button below to get started now or dial us direct at 212.982.8888.
WARNING!: We offer you a serious, professional, program of study to learn the real, the true, and the pure language of the Deaf Community: Hardcore ASL. If you just want to learn American Sign Language for fun, this is not the program for you. Hardcore ASL is for determined learners who demand top-notch, unparalleled, coursework for learning the language of the Deaf. We are not an interpreter training program, but a lot of our students graduate into interpreter training programs or jump straight to the interpreter certification program in their area. Our goal is to teach every student from zero to fluency so they can effectively, and colloquially, communicate in Real ASL, True ASL, Pure ASL: Hardcore ASL.
We know your time is valuable and you want to learn ASL quick and fast via videos, images and interactive, textual, teaching. Our courses are compressed, intimate, and taught one-on-one. In 3 weeks with us, you learn what other in-person students learn across an entire semester! By taking all seven ASL levels with us, you will have learned, in 21 weeks, what a traditional student learns across 3.5 years of regular semester study! We have written this course of study to be valued and used for learners as early as age 10 and as old as infinity.
If you are a school or college seeking to offer ASL courses for your students, we can re-brand our online teaching for your specific needs and work under your auspices or with your existing online programs. If you are a university or college or school seeking to provide American Sign Language courses for your students online, we can help you! Please note the difference between private tutoring and taking an online class is palpable and if you are a serious student, you need to add private tutoring to enhance your online learning. Most of our students choose at least one two-hour block of private tutoring per week. A private class is like making a movie and an online course is like watching a movie: Yes, the end experience is the same, but the process of created learning is entirely different.
You will need a broadband connection to view our streaming video. Please click on the following video streaming test links to make sure your system will be able to view our video teaching: HardcoreASL.com and HandShapes and FacialExpression and sosASL.com. If you saw the brief "HardcoreASL.com" video play after you clicked the link, and the quality was acceptable, then you should be fine.
All Hardcore ASL courses use our two books as the textbooks: You can download Hand Jive for free and read it online or download it by chapters and print it out. The second book, Picture Yourself Learning American Sign Language, Level 1, must be purchased; it is not included in the cost of the courses. Purchase the book from Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble or your local bookseller. Do not sign up for the courses until you have purchased both books.
When you purchase our courses you will also be given access to our online learning portal where you will post messages, set milestones, create To-Dos, upload video and hand in your work and get feedback and grading. You will need a webcam in order to facilitate interactive grading. You will also need video software so you can record yourself signing. You will upload video files for grading.
HARDCORE ASL PROGRAM OF STUDY: COURSES 1-7: We offer a serious program of study and everyone will start at Level 1 and end on Level 7 in order to fully comprehend our teaching style and our Hardcore ASL indoctrination methods. Even if you have previous ASL experience, you will begin our Hardcore ASL learning program at Level 1. Read this article about How to Find the Right ASL Teacher as well as this article explaining the difference between being an interpreter and a clarifier to understand our methods. Here are the level topics for the program of study:
HARDCORE ASL, LEVEL 1: Colors, Numbers, Wh-Words, Driving, Building, Drinks, Eating
HARDCORE ASL, LEVEL 2: Defining Space, Schools, Responses, Desires, House, Clothes, More Numbers, Emotions
HARDCORE ASL, LEVEL 3: Advanced Numbers, Responding, Tasks, Feelings, Sweets, Food, Hauntings, Bodies
HARDCORE ASL, LEVEL 4: Day Parts, Extreme Numbers, Thanks, Time, Winter Things, Animals
HARDCORE ASL, LEVEL 5: Creating Location, Computers, Technology, Storytelling, Design, Graphics
HARDCORE ASL, LEVEL 6: Law, Hospitals, Order, the Body, Processing, Drugs, Emergencies
HARDCORE ASL, LEVEL 7: Locations, Bodies in Motion, Storytelling, Sports, Clothing, Shopping, Groups, Structures.
HARDCORE ASL, Level 8: Advanced Location, Eyes, Fingers, Arms, Elbows
HARDCORE ASL, Level 9: Bending Time, Creating FacialExpression Stories, Finger Whipping
HARDCORE ASL, Level 10: Group Dynamics, Medical Ethics, Deaf Culture, ADA, History
HARDCORE ASL INTERPRETER TRAINING: Ethics, Issues in Communication, Practice Study, Live Interpreting
HARDCORE ASL STORYTELLING: Conflict, Dramatic Effect, Plot, Character, Thought, Music, Diction and Spectacle
HARDCORE ASL ADVANCED LINGUISTICS: Memes, Head Direction, Arm Angles, Torso, Directionality
HARDCORE ASL FOR CHILDREN
HARDCORE ASL ADVANCED FACIAL EXPRESSION
HARDCORE ASL ADVANCED SPORTS
HARDCOREASL SONG PERFORMANCE INTERPRETING: Creating Sign Rhymes, Honoring Melody, Committing Visual Rhythms
If you need extra help, you may purchase in-person private tutoring as well as ASL Fluency Evaluations if you seek placement in one of our advanced courses. If you have any questions, or if you would like more information, please get in touch by using the email address below: